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90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Mon 16 Apr, 2012 8:54 pm

Introduction:


System Objectives: healthy tank and livestock :thumbsup:

System Type: mixed reef mainly sps though.

Display System:

Strike up Date: picked up the tank 6th 4th 2012

Display Tank: 90x90x50 rimless, braceless, beveled polished edges and full length external overflow.

Display Lighting: 8 x 24watt ATI powermodule

Stand:big wooden thing

Hood: none

Sump: 70x60x40

Refugium: in sump about 1/3rd of it

Refugium Lighting:10 watt led


Support systems: 900 watt of schego heaters and a hc300a chiller

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: Vortech MP40wes and two flow modded tunze 6045

Return Pump:Sump return pump. unsure as yet

Skimmer: ATB nano B with the ehime pump

Evaporation Top Up:Auto topup




Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: dosing pump

Alkilinity Addition: dosing pump

Other Chemical Maintenance: dosing pump + manual

Current Water Chemistry: NA
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:

pics to come... :pirate:
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby chromus » Fri 04 May, 2012 7:04 pm

Bring it on Travis.
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Fri 04 May, 2012 7:08 pm

pretty happy with the scape, ignore the crap floating around in the water and the ugly light frame that will go as soon as my powermodule arrives
next thing to do is put some substrate in and move the majority of the corals back up from the sump

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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby gcebiker » Fri 04 May, 2012 7:40 pm

...are they pumps or Coraline frag racks... :roflmao: , cant wait to see this one grow.
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby blags » Fri 04 May, 2012 9:30 pm

Looks like the move went well Travis :clap: :clap:
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby Dan » Sat 05 May, 2012 7:43 am

Nice new rig Trav, how's the coral move going?
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby zeebull » Sat 05 May, 2012 10:17 pm

Looking good Travis :clap: Nice size tank if I say so myself :laugh:
You will love your powermodule when it gets hooked up
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Sun 06 May, 2012 4:42 pm

gcebiker wrote:...are they pumps or Coraline frag racks... :roflmao: , cant wait to see this one grow.


haha yer my coraline growth was pretty intense in the last tank :roflmao:

blags wrote:Looks like the move went well Travis :clap: :clap:

Dan wrote:Nice new rig Trav, how's the coral move going?

reasonably, lost one head of my branching hammer to brown jelly but all others are doing good :crossfingers: and my acan is looking a little worse for wear. all morphs besides the "LE" :roflmao: ones will go in the sump then i will give them away or something haha.

zeebull wrote:Looking good Travis :clap: Nice size tank if I say so myself :laugh:
You will love your powermodule when it gets hooked up
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yer it is a good size not quite as big as yours though :o still for the price i couldnt pass it up :laugh:. yep just waiting on the light and bulbs to arrive, next week hopefully :crossfingers: then it will look all smick.

anyways here is some photos i snapped today i finally got a decent picture of my flasher flashing.
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby gizmo » Tue 08 May, 2012 10:16 pm

Nice set up
Beautiful flasher
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby chromus » Tue 08 May, 2012 10:24 pm

Looking good Travis
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby Matt the twin » Thu 10 May, 2012 7:44 pm

Nice set up, im liking the open scape, and what a sick flasher
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Sat 07 Jul, 2012 12:49 pm

guess its time for an update, a gloomy one at that, the only fish i have at the moment are my pair of clowns, all other fish jumped to there deaths one night :-s no clue why happened but i found my kole tang, flasher wrasse and orchid dottyback on the ground the next morning. :bawling:
i have given most of my corals to a friend and am just letting the tank settle for a few months before anything else is added. coraline has begun to take and the rocks and glass are getting nice and spotty.

i have had the powermodule running for around a month now and all i can say is best light ever :o
ive also added a mp40wes a while back big thanks to pete at 100% reef safe for that :cheers: that along with the two tunze 6045's seems to give me a perfect amount of flow.
picked up and ATB nano b off of another member this morning :cheers: and cant wait to get that hooked up after work tonight :thumbsup:

i still need to reorganise my dosing pump and redo the clading on the cabinent, but other than that the tank has been going fine.
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby ssbk23 » Sat 07 Jul, 2012 1:57 pm

Sorry to hear about your fish Travis :(
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby Matt the twin » Sat 07 Jul, 2012 2:58 pm

That sucks about your fish, sorry to hear that, but your tank is looking great i like the scape. More pics soon please. how have you positioned your MP 40's I just got a second one and and wondering how to position it.

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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Sat 07 Jul, 2012 4:32 pm

ssbk23 wrote:Sorry to hear about your fish Travis :(

thanks. the clowns are fine which i have had the longest so they mean the most to me but it still sucks.


Matt the twin wrote:That sucks about your fish, sorry to hear that, but your tank is looking great i like the scape. More pics soon please. how have you positioned your MP 40's I just got a second one and and wondering how to position it.

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the mp40 is located in the center of the two main bommies on the back wall, as high as it can go because of the tank having an external weir.so maybe 6 inches from the top of the tank. i have it running on lagoon mode at around 70%
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skimmers hooked up and running, wow what a beast, i think the collection cup lid of the ATB weighs more than the entire collection cup from my marine sources skimmer.
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby Matt the twin » Sat 07 Jul, 2012 5:47 pm

fishguy23 wrote:the mp40 is located in the center of the two main bommies on the back wall, as high as it can go because of the tank having an external weir.so maybe 6 inches from the top of the tank. i have it running on lagoon mode at around 70%
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skimmers hooked up and running, wow what a beast, i think the collection cup lid of the ATB weighs more than the entire collection cup from my marine sources skimmer.


Thanks man, i run both of mine on the back wall on reef crest and long pulse mode. I like the movement the long pulse gives my tank, and am hoping its enough flow for my SPS corals.

I have the same skimmer as you, they are great and well made, you should think about getting a Avast swabbie, it works well and keep the skimmer running at 100% efficiency.

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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Sat 20 Oct, 2012 8:32 pm

tank has been neglected over the last couple months mainly due to work and family commitments, but have done a large overhaul the last couple days, cleaning the glass, removing marco from the display changing gfo, and cleaning most of the sump equipment.
have done a 100 liter water change yesterday and will do another today, have started using brightwell aquatics neomarine ASW rather than nsw

corals in the tank are almost non existent at the moment with the exception of some zooanthids and a couple of softies.

i have bought some more fish though, a pair of smith fang blennies one of which just dissapeared and the other that doesnt seem to eat any food i put in the tank, so pretty dissapointed on that front. I also added a secretive wrasse which is so fat from eating all the pods in the tank he looks like a tiny orange submarine clowns are still doing well as always. now that i have started to get things back on track my next step is to get the dosing pump set back up and then slowly start adding sps to the tank. also picked up a pair of lawnmower blennies today

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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby gcebiker » Sat 20 Oct, 2012 8:51 pm

that fish looks preggers
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Sat 20 Oct, 2012 9:02 pm

gcebiker wrote:that fish looks preggers


haha nope just absolutely stuffed with pods

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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby cheeko » Sun 04 Nov, 2012 1:27 pm

Looks great love the aquascaping
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby priscacara » Mon 05 Nov, 2012 2:28 pm

Love the blenny shots, they have to be my favorite fish to watch.
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby jayellul » Sat 17 Aug, 2013 8:20 pm

this thing still running?
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby fishguy23 » Sat 17 Aug, 2013 8:42 pm

No sadly, tank started leaking. Then actually gave way at one of the seams when I was emptying it.
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Re: 90x90x50 mixed reef

Postby jayellul » Wed 30 Oct, 2013 1:10 pm

did you end up restarting the tank?
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